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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A Grand Forks native who once held the world record for shooting the most consecutive free throws has died. Dr. Tom Amberry, a retired podiatrist, died March 18 in Long Beach, according to media reports. He was 94 years old. Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Grand Forks, he was 6 feet 7 inches tall when he attended Grand Forks Central High School, according to Forum News Service archives. The left-handed shooter attended the University of North Dakota and played center for the basketball team.
GRAND FORKS -- Police have identified the man found encased in ice under a pier of the railroad bridge in downtown Grand Forks as Donald James Campbell, 31, of Cando. Police say Campbell also used the Northlands Rescue Mission as a temporary local address. According to Lt. Brett Johnson, criminal investigations bureau commander, police were able to identify Campbell first with personal effects that were discovered in the victim's possession. With that, they had a name to run a background check.
FARGO—The Republican National Committee is embarking on a large digital advertising campaign to put pressure on Senate Democrats in targeted states, including Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, to publicly commit to an up-or-down vote regarding Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. The RNC said in a release that the six-figure ad campaign will also push for other Republican agenda items, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with the American Health Care Act.
LAKE ANDES, S.D. — An accidental shooting killed a 11-year-old Wagner boy Sunday, officials say. Officials with the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s office confirmed they responded to an incident of a shooting involving a juvenile between Lake Andes and Marty. Officials ruled it accidental. According to an obituary from Crosby Jaeger Funeral Home, 11-year-old Landon Martin died of an accident on March 19. No other information was available.
WARROAD, Minn.—A Canadian woman who was detained at a Minnesota port of entry Sunday, March 19, had a half-ounce of marijuana stashed inside her, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said. CBP officials say a 26-year-old woman from Big Island, Ont., was crossing into the U.S. at the Warroad with two other Canadian citizens when the car was selected for a secondary inspection. The woman's name was not released by CBP.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—State Highway 1806 will reopen to regular traffic at noon Tuesday, March 21, officials announced. The highway, which closed in late October following Dakota Access Pipeline protests, has been reopening in phases. At noon Tuesday, all pilot cars and traffic barriers will be removed between Fort Rice to the Cannonball Bridge. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Morton County Sheriff's Department will continue increased patrols in the area. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic regulations posted in the area.
FARGO -- According to West Fargo Police, a woman suffered a gunshot wound in West Fargo early Sunday morning. Police say the shooting happened inside an apartment building at 639 33rd Ave W around 12:20 am. When arriving on scene, officers found a woman in the parking lot who had suffered gunshot wounds. Officers then entered the apartment and found a suspect. 26-year-old David White Jr. from Illinois has been arrested for attempted murder.
VERMILLION, S.D. — Allison Arens poured in 24 points and came up with seven steals to lift South Dakota to a 77-58 WNIT tournament win over North Dakota Thursday. The loss ends UND's season with a 20-11 record. USD, representing the Summit League, also got 14 points from Jaycee Bradley and 13 points from Abigail Fogg. USD will take a 23-8 record to a second-round game at 3 p.m., Saturday, at Iowa.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – The board of Amnesty International USA says it has “serious human rights concerns” about the treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on or near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The organization’s board of directors recently wrote a letter to North Dakota’s governor and attorney general calling on state officials to investigate the use of water hoses and chemical irritants used against protesters and arrests the organization said involved excessive force.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – State officials will reopen North Dakota Highway 1806 south of Mandan at noon Friday, March 17, but will require traffic to be escorted by pilot cars. The pilot cars will escort vehicles in the area of the former Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps, starting at Fort Rice and continuing about 9 miles to an area south of the Cannonball Bridge.